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Friday, December 31, 2010

Dec 2010 Hair Report - Length Check

Slow and steady progress.
My goal for Dec 2011...Bra Strap Length and increased thickness.
Do you have any hair goals for this coming calendar year?

Friday, December 24, 2010

FOTD - Featuring Urban Decay NAKED Palette

Mean Muggin' *laughing*

Primer - Urban Decay Primer Potion
Inner 1/2 HALF BAKED
Outer 1/2 DARK HORSE
Highlight Coastal Scents 88 Palette H1
Base - Make Up For Ever Aqua Pencil BLACK
Set - NYX Single Eyeshadow BLACK
CoverGirl LashBlast Water Proof VERY BLACK


Base (Highlight) NYX Cream Blush Golden, (Cheekbone) NYX RED CHEEKS
Set (Highlight) NARS Albatross, (Cheekbone) Starry Boutique 6 Color Blush/Brozer Palette #1
Reddish Blush
 - Base Make Up For Ever Camouflage Palette #5 (Darkest Color)
 - Set e.l.f. Tone Clarifiying Pressed Powder Tone 4

Stained LIPS (This is after eating & drinking...still have some color left)

Line Milani Lip Pencil Red Velvet
Fill Milani Bonfire
- Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds Spoiled In Rubies


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gift Haul - Urban Decay NAKED Palette with Swatches

I was pleasantly surprized letter carrier!
This is my first ever Urban Decay experience.
I'm very impressed by the silkiness and intensity of the eyeshadows.
It also came with a mini Urban Decay Potion Primer! I love that BONUS!
I am so appreciative of this gift!
Do you have this palette?

Nails Of The Day (NOTD) - Sinful Colors GORGEOUS and NAIL JUNKIE

Do you love teal Nail Polish?

Nail Junkie didn't have a label.
It was the last one. I couldn't resist it!

Do you own these beauties or anything like them?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Gift Haul! - Wet N Wild, and More Goodies!

A good friend sent me some goodies!
I was so delighted to receive my pkg!
Check Out the Roll Call...
2 Wet N Wild Color Icon Palettes
Lust (Purples)
Vanity (Neutrals)

Wet N Wild Craze Nail Polish in RUSTIC

Sally Girl Baked Eyeshadow in a beautiful gold color 388122

and a pretty Lavender LipGloss from ARTMATIC (distributed by Markwins)

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense #36

Make Up For Ever
Rouge Artist Intense
Satin Fushia


Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #15

Posting this with w/ the hubby's blessing. *laughing*
Previously he was not "approving" macro lip shots.
I guess he had a change of heart.

Make Up For Ever
Rouge Artist Intense
Pearly Violet

Nails Of The Day (NOTD) - Sinful Colors CLOUD 9 and UFO

1x NK Ridge Filler Base
3x Sinful Colors CLOUD 9
     2x dabbed Sinful Colors UFO
     Thumb and Ring Finger
     1x NK Fast Dry Top Coat

Do you own either of these
Sinful Colors beauties?

Lips Of The Day - MAC MOCHA (Satin)

Just in case you were wondering, I'm wearing
NARS Powder Blush Taj Mahal over L'Oreal HiP Electrify on my cheeks.

This lipstick was a little "meh" on me,
so I had to spice things up with a liner and some gloss for "umph"
Line - NYX Lip Liner Pencil CHESTNUT
Fill - MAC MOCHA (Satin)
Gloss - L'Oreal Glam Shine Brilliance Effect Volume DRAMA QUEEN 800

Do you own any MAC Satin Lipsticks?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Funky Metallic Boots

These are a few years old.
I got them from MACY's.
They are leather mid-calf boots.
I bought the silver pair first and called around to see who had the gold ones.
I took a 2 hour bus ride to get them.
They were on sale for $30 after-all! .
Pointy toes make them 2 hour shoes. Yes, I'll need a ride wherever we are going.

I hope I can sit down for most of the time while we are there.
The things we do for beauty! *laughing*

As stored with sequined handbags underneath in my Joy Mangano Stackable Drawer.

I took a break from shoes and boots for about five years. The past two years, I have focused on practical and comfortable shoes.
I need to step up my game again.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Nails Of The Day (NOTD) - Color Club JEWEL TONE BLUE

Fluorescent light with flash.

This is an AMAZING Super Hero Blue I found in my "untrieds".
My Dear Daughters have been using it alot. I lunched on a gem!

Fluorescent light, no flash.

1x NK Base Coat
(you could totally get away with 2 coats, but I like to do 3)
1x NK Express Dry Top Coat

Diffused Sunlight, no flash.

Nails Of The Day (NOTD) - Sinful Colors LET'S TALK

Fluorescent lighting, with flash.

This has got to be the most beautiful Purple Nail Polish I own.
Hands down, it's the most Rocker Chic!

Diffused Natural Sunlight with flash.

Isn't this mini ADORABLE?

This was a gift.
*Thanks Steph!
I will definitely be purchasing the full size bottle.

Do you own this color?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Law And Order Beauty

Angie Harmon plays Assistant District Attorney
Abbie Carmichael
on Law and Order and Law and Order Special Victim's Unit.
I LOVE her hair and makeup!
Photo Credit: fanpix

She reminds me of a young Ally McGraw.
 Photo Credit: fanpix

What do you think?

Powerful Purple

I was inspired by this photo.
Photo Credit:  CVS 360

I opted for a Neutral Eye instead of the Green featured on the model.
I'm lemming for the Vincent Longo products used on the Model.
I'm still working "Project Use What You Have" though. *smiles*


Primary Primer - L'Oreal De-Crease
(applied with doe foot applicator and spread out with fingers)
Secondary Primer - MAC SOFT OCHRE (Applied with fingers)
Wet N Wild Vanity e/s Palette Matte Colors Only
   Mobile Lid - Soft Brown
   (applied with e.l.f. Professional Eyeshadow Brush)
   Crease - Dark Brown (Applied with Coastal Scents Deluxe Crease Brush C200)
Highlight - Coastal Scents 88 Palette H-1
(Applied with Coastal Scents Deluxe Oval Shadow Brush)
Top Lashline Make Up For Ever Aqua Pencil BLACK,
set with About Face Cosmetics LUCKY CHARM Mineral e/s
...Wet N Wild H20 Liquid Liner BLACK (for wing only)
Bottom Under Lashline NYX Eyeliner Pencil PE15 PURPLE,
set with Make Up For Ever #92
and About Face LUCKY CHARM
Mascara -  MAC ZoomLash ZOOMBLACK,  CoverGirl LashBlast VERY BLACK
Lashes - Sassi #747M, LashGrip


L'Oreal HiP Blendable Blushing Cream - 886 ELATED
(Applied with fingers)
NARS Powder Blush CRAZED (Applied with MAC 187SE Brush)


Line NYX Eyeliner Pencil PE15 PURPLE
Fill NYX Lip Liner Pencil PRUNE
Lipstick MAC Violetta (Amplified Creme)
Lipgloss NYX MegaShine PURPLE RAIN,
Mona Lisa SuperShine LILAC #42

Do you have any favorite Purple lip products?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

BBC America Beauty

Freema Agyeman plays Junior Crown Prosecutor Alesha Phillips on  Law and Order UK
Love her hair and makeup!

Photo Credit: fanpix

Indira Varma plays Zoe Morgan on Luther

Reminds me of a cross between Joan Fontaine and Audrey Hepburn

Photo Credit: fanpix

Ruth Wilson plays Alice Morgan on Luther

Photo Credit: BBC America

Love her hair! It's so Lauren Bacall-esque.

Photo Credit: fanpix

Hats off to the Hairstylists and Makeup Artists who work so hard to enhance the beauty of these actresses.

Law & Order UK
Samantha Denyer .... makeup artist (17 episodes, 2009-2010)

Susie Munachen .... make-up and hair designer / makeup & hair designer (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rebecca Lazard .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 2009)
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetic makeup designer (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jess Wendon .... makeup artist / makeup assistant (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Natalie Pateman .... makeup & hair designer / hair designer / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Holli Doherty ...uncredited assistant

Does anyone know who does the hair and makeup for Luther?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Babyliss Pro Thermal Ionic Rollabout Dryer REVIEW

"•1600 Watts of power
•Ionic technology conditions the hair
•Three temperature settings
•Adjustable height (48")
•Freestanding design
•Built-in airflow diffuser
•Removable inlet grill
•Easy to assemble
•1 Year warranty

The Babyliss Pro Thermal Ionic Rollabout Dryer is a portable, professional rollabout hair dryer with1600 watts of power and built-in airflow diffuser that lets you enjoy professional quality and salon-results. Features three temperature settings and adjustable bonnet with lift up visor for added convenience. Heavy duty spine locks adapter to secure bonnet to inner chrome stand and a durable base provides easy maneuverability and prevents tipping. Easy to clean. Rustproof chrome plated inner and outer stand."

I bought this after having seen YouTube's Lovely
Kokofemme do a review on it.
She wears locks and was looking to maintain them at home.
Although I do not wear locks, I thought it would be great for me.
I have been using this dryer since February 2010.
My hubby assembled this for me. However I could have easily done it myself.
I use it primarily for deep conditioning and rollersets.
I like it because of it's portability. I can sit on my sofa or at my desk because of the adjustable pole.
I would give this product 4 out of 5 stars.
I gave it 4 stars because it does not come with a timer and the little "U" cord clips can be lost if you are not careful.

For more info, please check

Friday, November 19, 2010

One Lovely Blog Award

I'm honored to have received this award from fellow enthusiastic beauty blogger Sharon (please click highlighted text to visit her blog)

Welcome to all the new followers.

I enjoy reading all types of beauty blogs.
Sharing the love and passing on this award to a bloggers whose sites  I find interesting.

Shadowy Lady of BeautySpot

Confessions of a Diva at Divalicious Designs

Mimi of MakeupWithdrawal

Anastasia-Evangaline of Bury Me In Velvet

Traycee of KeepItSimpleSista

Lauren of A Beauty and Nail Art


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